Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email:
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  • May10th

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    July to August 2016

    Hot Bed Press is proud to announce our latest print spectacular. This is our biggest Summer programme to date and incorporates a special summer school of print, taking over the workshop for 2 full weeks and 3 weekends with some incredible guest tutors and tantalising techniques, plus our own staff will all be offering some of their expertise in their particular fields for intensive week long courses giving a real opportunity to learn, explore and develop new work.

    Summer School of Print

    This summer we present you a very special school of print. We are really pleased to announce some special guest tutors invited from across the UK who are renowned experts in their chosen field of work and some print methods never seen before at Hot Bed Press

    We are taking over the whole of the workshop for the first 2 weeks and 3 weekends in August. As well as guest tutors our expert staff will be leading the 5 day/weekday workshops demonstrating the breadth of their knowledge and enthusiasm for printmaking. Suitable for beginners and those wanting a full refresher each course will go into more depth than ever before on each process and bring in more advanced and involved ways of working.

    Check the courses tab to book your place!

  • April13th

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    Previewing Thursday 14th of April 6 – 8pm at Kosmonaut, a collective of printmakers from Hot Bed Press will be launching an exhibition of work with a Monoprinting workshop. The exhibition runs to Sunday 8th May.

    All are welcome to attend the preview at Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF on the 14th or Kosmonaut is open daily from 12noon to midnight.

  • March30th

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    Hot Bed Press will be setting up a print workshop in the museum & art gallery complete with etching press, inking plates, rollers and inks. This special Easter School is run to coincide with the Royal Society of Photographers show and presents a unique slant on the art of the photograph.

    Each workshop is a short taster to the possibilities of marrying photography with printmaking. You will come away with a handful of prints and a thirst for more. The workshops are designed to be affordable and you can book a place for just £30.00 per session or if you’re quick you can book all 5 workshops for £110.00.

  • December8th

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    Thankyou to everyone who exhibited and submitted work for this year’s Under The Bed Sale at Hot Bed Press. It’s a great opportunity for the workshop to raise funds and an equally great opportunity for our members to get their work seen and sold.

    We sold over £2,000 of artwork at this year’s exhibition which will help us buy equipment for the workshop and overall it was a great success!

    Thankyou to all the artists who submitted work for the sale and the print exchange, the visitors who bought work or just came along to support the event.

    The exhibition of 20:20 Prints will be on show until Thursday 17th of December so please feel free to pop into the workshop and we’ll take you through to see the vast array of talented artists who took part in this year’s print exchange.

  • November30th

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    We would love to see you at our annual Under The Bed Print Sale and launch of our 20:20 Print Exchange on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of December.

    The perfect time for you to pick up a beautiful print for yourself or grab some presents for Christmas! All prints on sale will be under £50 and affordable.

    We will be open Friday 4th December from 6pm – 9pm and Saturday 5th December from 11am – 5pm.

    Hope to see you there!

  • October14th

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    The 10th Manchester Artists’ Book Fair run by Hot Bed Press is on this Friday and Saturday 11am – 5pm. It’s free to get in and there will be lots to see, do … and buy. See the amazing talent of artists from across the North West and farther afield. It’s always a pleasure to see so many wonderfully crafted and beautifully made books and so much more.

    As well as over 40 stands of book arts this year is more action packed than any year previous with free workshops and have-a-go sessions for all abilities and ages. Click here for more details on workshops/events.

    The fair is held at MMU’s Holden Gallery on Cavendish Street, just off Oxford Road; (M15 6BR for your sat navs and maps).

    Also on this weekend on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4.30pm The Manchester Print Fair will be on at The People’s History Museum with 60 stands. Again it’s free to get in and lots to see and buy, plus Hot Bed Press will be once again working with our lovely friends at G.F. Smith paper to offer free have a go screenprint sessions on both days. Click here for more details… and here for the facebook page.

    See you there!

    Get your Christmas presents early! or just treat yourself. You know it makes sense.

  • October6th

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    Another fantastic exhibition under our belts and a huge thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped make it happen. The weekend was a great success and alongside good sales of members work we also managed to build a working print studio for the 4 days of the show and give demonstrations in a number of print techniques.

    If you came down to see the show or a demonstration, a big thanks to you and hope you had a great time! Next up we have the Manchester Artist Book Fair on the 16th and 17th October. More on this to follow. Hope to see you there!

  • September14th

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    Hot Bed Press members: We have extended the deadline for submissions to our exhibition at The Manchester Contemporary / Buy Art Fair to 5pm this Weds 16th September.

    Please ensure that framed pieces are bubble wrapped and protected and that work form the browser is backed and cellophane wrapped. We’re really lucky to have Linzi Taylor, the Art curator for the University of Salford, selecting work this year, so get your work to us asap.

    Please drop your work into Andy’s office at HBP no later than 5pm on Weds and ensure that all paperwork is completed.

  • September10th

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    We were extremely lucky to have Book Artist, Lucy May Schofield give a talk last night at Hot Bed Press about her recent residency at MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory) She has spent the past 2 years in Japan and we are really fortunate to have her teach here whilst she is back in the UK. This season she has given two weekend workshops on Japanese Box and Book Arts and a further course focussing on Mokuhanga woodblock printing.

    Last night’s talk was Masterclass demonstration in Japanese Paper Making and Printmaking was attended by both existing members and first time visitors to the workshop and was a great success.

    Keep your eye on our next season of workshops where we hope to book Lucy to share more of her outstanding skills.

  • September4th

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    We have a pretty special exhibition of 6 printmakers from Hot Bed Press that will be showing at The Lowry Hotel in Salford previewing on the 10th of September 6-8pm.

    The exhibition has been put together with Comme Ca Art and we would really love to see you at the preview. There will be complimentary red and white wine, orange juice and mineral water courtesy of the hotel and if you get there early we will be giving away a limited number of free 2 colour risograph posters on the evening.

    There is an events page on Facebook here, that you can RSVP too or just feel free to turn up and see some of the beautiful work on show which will include woodcut, monoprint, screenprint, painting and drawing. Here’s the address to plan your journey:

    The Lowry Hotel
    50 Dearmans Place
    Chapel Wharfe
    M3 5HL

    The featured artists are Jez Dolan, Robert Helnow, Samuel Horsley, Gwilym Hughes, Andrew Magee and Jacqui Symons.